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Brain’s Self-Regulation In Teens At Risk For Obesity

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the brain’s “self-regulation” sy...
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Common Antiseptic Ingredients De-Energize Cells And Impair Hormone Response

A new in-vitro study by University of California, Davis, researchers indicates that quaternary ammonium compounds, or "quats," used as antimicrobial agents in common household...
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Self-Powered Paper-Based 'SPEDs' May Lead To New Medical-Diagnostic Tools

A new medical diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses - powered only by the user's touch - and re...
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Artificial Intelligence Helps With Earlier Detection Of Skin Cancer

Artificial intelligence helps with earlier detection of skin cancer New technology being developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo and the Sunnybrook Research In...
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Huggies® Nursing Advisory Council Launches New Education Program To Equip Nurses With Developmental Diapering Knowledge And Skills To Use In Practice

The Huggies® Nursing Advisory Council, in partnership with Huggies, today launched the new Every Change Matters™ Nurse Education Program, a supplement to Every Change Matters™...
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10 Tips From A Former Trauma Nurse For Travelers Consuming Alcohol Overseas

Mexican authorities have seized more than 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol and opened an investigation into an illicit manufacturer who had been supplying numerous resorts, n...
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Back-To-School Health Checks

(Family Features) The leisurely days of summer are over and it's time to re-establish healthy habits and back-to-school routines. In addition to dental checkups and annual phy...
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Is Childhood Obesity A Psychological Disorder?

A team of researchers, including senior investigator, Bradley Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, used fMRI to ...
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Getting Fat To ‘Talk’ Again Could Lower Blood Glucose And Weight

Diabetes is a tough disease to manage. Oral medications, insulin shots, close monitoring of blood sugar, dietary changes and exercise can all factor into a person’s treatment ...
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Once Invincible Superbug Squashed By ‘Superteam’ Of Antibiotics

The golden age of antibiotics may be drawing to a close. The recent discovery of E. coli carrying mcr-1 and ndm-5 — genes that make the bacterium immune to last-resort antibi...
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New ‘SIREN’ Network Seeks To Improve Emergency Care Clinical Trials

The emergency department isn’t typically considered an easy place to perform a clinical trial. From the ambulance to the intensive care unit, “The acute care setting is a ver...
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ROP Screenings Help Save Vision In Premature Infants

Premature babies face an increased risk of visual loss from a condition called retinopathy of prematurity, but a screening program conducted by University of Alabama at Birmin...
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An Opening For Early Detection: What Your Mouth Says About Your Health

Dentists and hygienists see more than just teeth. They can see early signs of certain diseases — often before patients know they have them. “The mouth is a mirror of the body...
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Medalist Study Underlines Importance Of Blood Glucose Control In Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

“People are living longer with type 1 diabetes, and the onset of complications is taking longer,” says Hillary Keenan, PhD, a Joslin Diabetes Center Assistant Investigator and...
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UTHealth’s MD/MPH Program Offers ‘Big Picture’ View Of Medicine For Students

As Ben Silva, MD, MPH, describes it, public health is like zooming out from what you see in front of you. First, you identify a specific health issue in the clinic, then to ge...
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New Vaccine Could Someday Fight The Effects of Opioid Combinations

Substance abuse is a continuing problem in the US, particularly with heroin and other opioids, to the point of being an epidemic. Treatments exist, but far too often patients ...
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Sugars In Human Mother’s Milk Are New Class Of Antibacterial Agents

Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scient...
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To Reduce Postoperative Pain, Consider Sleep — And Caffeine

Sleep is essential for good mental and physical health, and chronic insufficient sleep increases the risk for several chronic health problems. Now, a new study focuses in o...
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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Fight Infectious Disease

That statin you've been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole host of infectious diseases, inc...
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Postnatal Identification Of Zika Virus Peptides From Saliva

For the first time, researchers are using proteomics to examine proteins and peptides in saliva in order to accurately detect exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and ter...
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Zika Virus Stifles Pregnant Women's Weakened Immune System To Harm Baby

The Zika virus, linked to congenital birth defects and miscarriages, suppresses a pregnant woman's immune system, enabling the virus to spread and increasing the chances an un...
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80 Percent Of Ebola Survivors Suffer Disabilities One Year After Discharge

New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after alm...
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'Electronic Skin' Takes Wearable Health Monitors To The Next Level

A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone. The electronic skin offe...
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Study: Most Newborns With Epilepsy Benefit From Genetic Testing

Because of genetic testing, Orion Maynard’s parents knew the cause of his epilepsy weeks after he was born. The results influenced his treatment, qualified him for immediate i...
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